6th Grade Courses.

Subject: Bible

Course: Travel through the Bible

Positive Action Bible Curriculum
Textbook: Travel through the Bible, by Mark Reed

In this study, Route 66: Travel through the Bible, students move through the Bible in 7 lessons. The lessons are typically covered at a rate of one per week, meeting the following course objectives:

  • Understanding of Scripture and its primary themes; A Bible walk-through
  • Building a foundation for future studies, discovering each book’s context and how it relates to the other books of the Bible.
  • Learning to locate key events and characters in the Bible
  • Applying basic Biblical principles that will enrich the students’ lives
  • Challenging non-Christian students to examine their lives and make a commitment to Christ

Subject: Spanish

Course: Explorative Spanish

This is an exciting time to learn the Spanish language. The U.S. is quickly becoming more and more multi-cultural and multi-national largely due to the increasing Latin-American influence. As Christians, it is a sign of good stewardship for us to be able to appreciate, communicate, and relate to other cultures. Foreign language study helps students prepare to do this. It also prepares them for life skills, helps SAT scores/comprehension of English grammar, expands marketability in the work force and enhances ministry opportunities.

In the explorative middle school Spanish program, the curriculum covers:

  • Communication: speaking, reading, writing, and listening in Spanish
  • Grammar: subject pronouns, conjugation of the verb Ser, express likes and dislikes with Gustar, noun article agreement, use adjectives to describe nouns and adjective-noun agreement, conjugate AR verbs and the verb ‘IR, use frequency adverbs, use tener que and hay que expressions, and tell time.
  • Biblical Integration: students are also responsible for reading, translating, memorizing, and/or talking about Bible passages and Christian songs in Spanish.

Subject: Language Arts

Course: Introduction to Elements of Literature

Textbook: Elements of Literature

Course: Language C: Writing & Grammar

Textbook: Wordly Wise 3000, Book 6

Course Objectives: Students read a variety of literature from themed collections. The collections include exposure to short stories, poetry, biographies, autobiographies, and drama. Students are also required to read and analyze assigned and self selected novels during the year to demonstrate comprehension, recognize literary devices, and express deeper thinking skills. As a result of this course, students will learn how to:

  • Express thoughts, ideas, and information clearly and effectively
  • Organize, arrange and communicate thoughts in clear, well supported writing
  • Apply grammar rules written
  • Read with fluency and comprehension appropriate to their development ability
  • Respond creatively to literature
  • Appreciate a variety of literary works and authors
  • Use their listening and speaking skills to promote effective understanding and communication
  • Increase their vocabulary and refine their spelling abilities

Subject: Mathematics

Rising sixth grade students enter Math 6 or Math 7, according to placement. Math course placement is based on teacher recommendations and standardized test performance.

Course: Math 6

Textbook: Mathematics: Course 1, Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Course: Math 7

Textbook: Mathematics: Course 2, Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Sixth and seventh grade math courses focus on mathematic standards such as number theory, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, statistics, and probability are developed as appropriate to each course. Each course progressively prepares students for high school mathematics.

Subject: History

Course: Ancient Civilization

Textbook: Ancient Civilization, Harcourt Brace

Sixth grade Ancient Civilization is an exploration of the Ancient Civilizations. This class gives students an appreciation of our world’s ancient history in order to see God’s providential hand in the events of world history. The students journey through time with units of study that trace the history of the following lands: Southwest Asia, Egypt, Nubia, India, Persia, Greece, China, and Rome. The journey ends with a study of the Americas. In our units, we study the people, the culture, the geography, the religion, and the government. Units include a variety of activities, projects, and journal entries to help build an appreciation of the ancient world.

Subject: Science

Course: Earth Science

Textbook: Glencoe Earth Science, by Feather, Snyder and Zike

The Earth Science curriculum is designed to equip children to discover the amazing details and order of Gods’ creation.

Course Scope

  • Creation vs. Evolution: Scientific evidence supports Creation as truth about earth’s
  • beginnings.
  • Earth’s Materials: matter, minerals, and rocks
  • The Changing Surface of the Earth: Erosion and Weathering
  • Earth’s external and internal processes: maps, landscape, volcanoes, and earthquakes
  • You and the environment: energy resources, climate, and weather
  • Astronomy: the solar system, stars and galaxies